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Prevent Water Damage In Your Monterey Park Commercial Building

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

This commercial property in Alhambra, CA had water damage in 2+ suites! This commercial property in Alhambra, CA had water damage in 2+ suites!

Know where your emergency water shut-off valves are located, and have a contingency plan in place in case you are not available. Create an emergency plan with directions for what to do in an emergency as well as a list of phone numbers of approved companies to call in an emergency situation. Make sure someone you can trust has the authorization to make decisions if you are unavailable.

Flooding may affect your commercial property by way of pipe bursts, rising river beds, tropical storms, heavy surface rainfall, or excessive rainfall in a short period of time, to name a few. As a property owner or manager, your disaster preparedness plan should address flood concerns. While you may not be able to stop the rain from falling, you can take efforts to keep your commercial buildings safe from impending damage, by conducting regular inspections of the building.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

About SERVPRO of Monterey Park

SERVPRO of Monterey Park specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO | Leading In Commercial Restoration

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

Fire/Water damage inside an Alhambra, CA business due to an electrical fire Fire/Water damage inside an Alhambra, CA business due to an electrical fire

SERVPRO of Monterey Park is the best commercial restoration company in California. With over 40 years of experience, we have served many residents and businesses and we understand what it takes to get the job done right. Our team has all the professional certifications and licenses for this industry. So, if you're looking for someone to help with your next project or just want to learn more about us, don't hesitate to give us a call today!

We are experts in commercial restoration. In order to do the best work, we need to know what exactly went wrong and be able to give you a detailed report of our findings. SERVPRO is proud to provide services as a FIRST responder to your loss and walk you through the process of filing your claim. We focus on restoration; we don't just clean up and move on.

After the disaster, SERVPRO of Monterey Park will work closely with your insurance company to provide all of your documentation so you can get the coverage you need. We are approved vendors for most major insurance companies in the industry and are committed to providing our clients with superior service.

If your commercial business has experienced any damage, contact SERVPRO of Monterey Park to help get the job done right!

Certified Cleaned by SERVPRO of Monterey Park: Disinfecting Workplaces, Offices, and Facilities

5/7/2022 (Permalink)

Proactive Cleaning and Disinfecting a Business/Workplace in Pasadena, CA Proactive Cleaning and Disinfecting a Business/Workplace in Pasadena, CA

During an unprecedented global public health issue, “disinfecting” means more than singing a 20-second tune in your head while washing your hands. With coronavirus affecting our everyday lives in some way, deep cleaning is now incorporated into our routines as part of the new normal.

This especially holds true for corporate and commercial business owners and property managers who are stepping up their sanitizing game to institute and maintain healthy and safe work environments. Proper cleaning and disinfection routines can significantly reduce or eliminate coronavirus on surfaces and objects in workplaces, offices and facilities. 

Commercial cleaning = Peace of mind 

While the majority of the Monterey Park area businesses haven’t been affected by coronavirus contamination, owners are using this time to stay proactive through commercial cleaning. With many employees now working from home and essential facilities operating with minimal staff, it’s a convenient opportunity for deep cleaning. 

Knowing a workspace or business has followed exposure and cleaning procedure guidelines provides peace of mind for employers, employees, vendors, clients and customers. They can feel confident the environment was thoroughly and professionally cleaned according to Centers for Disease Controls (CDC) and local authorities. 

Examples of high-touch surfaces

In the workplace, frequently touched surfaces are tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, fixtures and electronics (phone receivers and keypads, computers, keyboards, tablets, touch screens, kiosks and remote controls).

Other commercial spaces may include sales counters, water fountains, soda and snack machines, kitchens, break rooms and food areas, bathrooms, meeting rooms and classrooms, shelving and racks, carpets, rugs and drapes, furnaces and air conditioners, stair and escalator handrails, elevators, and playground or fitness equipment.

How long does coronavirus stay on surfaces?

While the World Health Organization doesn’t know how long COVID-19 survives on surfaces as an infection threat, it appears to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest coronaviruses may last on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days, depending on the surface type and the environment’s temperature and humidity level. 

Products to eliminate germs and viruses 

Several chemical germicides are effective when used in proper concentration for a sufficient length of time, including chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, detergents (soap), iodine-based antiseptics and alcohols. The Environmental Protection Agency provides a helpful list of registered disinfectants and products for use against contagious disease.

If you don’t have access to a disinfectant product, you can clean with a chlorine bleach solution. For floors and more substantial surface cleaning, use five tablespoons (1/3 cup) bleach per gallon of water. For spray bottle applications, mix four teaspoons of bleach per quart of water. You can also use any alcohol solution that has at least 70% alcohol.

Techniques for cleaning and disinfecting workplace surfaces

CDC offers these everyday steps for cleaning and disinfecting

  • Always wear gloves to protect your hands from harsh chemicals.
  • Never mix cleaning products. 
  • Always clean with a detergent or soap and water solution before disinfecting. This removes particles on surfaces, which reduces the viral load before disinfection begins. It allows the disinfectant to be more effective against the remaining virus.
  • To properly disinfect using Clorox or Lysol wipes, be sure to clean only one item at a time. To sanitize the surface, let it remain visibly wet for 10 seconds. Sanitizing reduces germs to a generally safe level. To disinfect, use enough wipes to keep the surface wet for four minutes, which will kill all surface germs.
  • Always follow the directions on disinfectant products by letting the liquid remain on the surface while it does its cleaning job. If you spray cleaner on a surface, then immediately wipe it off with a dry paper towel, it reduces its germ-killing effectiveness.
  • For homemade chlorine bleach solutions, use a cloth to apply it to surfaces and let it stand for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing with clean water. 
  • When cleaning soft surfaces, such as carpet, rugs and drapes, use soap and water or safe-to-use cleaners. If possible, launder the items according to the manufacturer’s instructions (using the warmest appropriate water setting) and let the pieces dry completely. 

Commercial Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of Monterey Park is a member of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. We adhere to CDC and local authority guidelines related to COVID-19 exposure and cleaning procedures. Our primary cleaning technique includes hand wiping surfaces and fogging, a process that uses an ultra-low volume or electrostatic sprayer to apply disinfectant to surfaces. 

We focus on three levels of disinfecting: proactive, high-touch and enhanced or reactive cleaning. Proactive cleaning measures, such as a single wipe of high-touch surfaces and fogging applications, are suitable for facilities without any known cases of COVID-19 exposure. A workplace or facility that may have been exposed through an employee or vendor will require multiple wipes of high-touch surface areas and fogging. 

Reactive cleaning 

When someone known to have a contagious disease has been exposed to the workplace or facility, we recommend enhanced or reactive cleaning. In these cases, we customize services based on the specific needs of a facility. And, we may use a cleaning protocol developed by a third-party industrial hygienist.

Additionally, the CDC recommends opening windows and doors to increase air circulation and closing off all areas used by the infected person. Wait 24 hours (or as long as possible), then clean and disinfect offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment and any other areas the infected person may have used. 

24/7 Commercial Cleaning Assistance

Although SERVPRO of Monterey Park is part of a national network of 1,700-plus franchises, we’re locally owned and operated and part of the community. Our deep cleaning experts are employees, not contractors, which means our team can respond very quickly and with more resources. For questions, contact us anytime at (626) 656-6577 or request help online.

Who's Responsible for Apartment Complex Water Damage?

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Unfortunately, water damage is a common issue both homeowners and renters can face. The aftermath can be devastating making the property unlivable and permanent damage may occur to personal belongings. When water damage occurs in an apartment, who is responsible for the damage cost? The property owner or renter?

Renter Rights

Water damage can be unpredictable and it is important to understand your renter rights and understand who is responsible for what in such an event. In general, a landlord is responsible for maintaining the property ensuring that the apartment is livable and functioning up to code. The landlord may refuse repairs, or fail to address them quick enough – causing further damage such as mold. In the United States, basic principles in tenant rights are in place and outline the party liable for damages.  Depending on the state, rent details can vary so check with your local housing authority.

Review Your Lease

It’s important to know what your lease states regarding property damage. Most properties have property insurance and will list what type of damage that is covered and what is not. The lease may specify actions that may be in place depending on the severity of the water damage. If the damage is severe and the apartment is unlivable is the tenant still required to pay the rent? Can the landlord evict the tenant or can the tenant cancel their lease without penalty? In general, if the damage is minor, the tenant will not be able to cancel the lease agreement. If the terms regarding property damage are not listed in the lease, speak to your landlord about who is responsible in the event when water damage strikes.

Renters Insurance

Accidents happen which is why it is essential to have renters insurance. Most places require you have it before allowing you to move into an apartment. Depending on the plan you select, coverage can vary from damages to the building, personal content and may even cover the cost of lodging while repairs are being completed.

Landlord Responsibilities

The landlord is responsible for maintaining a functional apartment and ensuring that it is livable. The upkeep of basic plumbing such as sinks, toilets and tubs fall on the shoulders of the landlord. Failure to maintain or repair these functions may lead to property damage and the landlord is liable due to negligence.

Damage to Property and Personal Belongings

Water damages caused to the building itself such as flooring, walls and utilities should be covered under the landlord’s property insurance. Personal property damages fall to the responsibility of the party at fault for damages, which can be the tenant. For example, if the tenant leaves a faucet on and falls asleep causing water damage.

How We Can Help

Water damage requires a rapid response in order to minimize loss to both the property itself and belongings inside. SERVPRO of Monterey Park technicians are experts at water damage cleanup in apartments and buildings of all sizes no matter severity of the damage. Our team of experts will assess the damage and develop an appropriate plan to restore and recover your property and contents. Contact SERVPRO of Monterey Park by calling 626-656-6577 to learn more about our water damage clean-up services.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Monterey Park

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

When a fire strikes your commercial property -- Call our SERVPRO of Monterey Park experts (626) 656-6577 When a fire strikes your commercial property -- Call our SERVPRO of Monterey Park experts (626) 656-6577

When a fire strikes your commercial property, it's quite likely that you feel yourself start to panic. This immediate reaction makes sense given all of the economic turmoil and property destruction that a fire can cause. However, knowing which steps to take in the face of a Monterey Park commercial fire can help prevent you from becoming anxious, losing money, and undergoing extensive property damages. To handle a Monterey Park commercial fire successfully and promptly, implement the following four tips:


1. Contact A Fire Remediation Expert. 
Once the fire department has doused all of the flames, be sure to call a fire remediation expert. This individual will be able to equip you with a thorough assessment indicating the extent of the damages. Don't ever attempt to handle any of the cleanups, drying, or restoration processes on your own. Doing so could put you in peril of injury and illness.


2. Assemble Your Records. 
In addition to contacting a fire remediation expert, make sure that you assemble your business's essential records. You'll want to have this information with you when you start working with your insurance company. To guarantee that you can have all of your files ready in a safe place, make a point to buy a fireproof safe where they can be stored.


3. Call The Insurance Company Immediately. 
Be sure that you call your insurance company once the fire is put out. This step is important because your insurance agent will work with you to file a claim and determine how much coverage you'll attain for the commercial damages.


4. Get Permission To Reenter The Building. 
Always ask the fire department or another local authority whether you can reenter your building. In some cases, Monterey Park fires can weaken the structural integrity of the commercial property and make it subject to collapse. This is why you need to assure that reentry is safe for you and your employees.


Call SERVPRO of Monterey Park For Fast, Friendly, Fire Remediation Services 
If your business has caught on fire, don't worry. Instead, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Monterey Park and let us start cleaning up immediately. Acting right now is the key to limiting damages and expediting the restoration process. Choosing our team of industry specialists is the secret to attaining the sophisticated services you deserve. All of our IICRC-certified technicians will work with diligence and determination to get your commercial property back in pristine condition, so call us now at (626) 656-6577 to attain your free estimate.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Monterey Park is strategically located to respond quickly to your commercial fire emergency event. When commercial fire damage occurs we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us today! (626) 656-6577

What To Look For In A Commercial Restoration Company.

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

Experiencing a loss at your business/office? Call SERVPRO of Monterey Park (626) 656-6577 Experiencing a loss at your business/office? Call SERVPRO of Monterey Park (626) 656-6577

Even though it seems to be smooth sailing you should always be taking proactive steps to manage the potential risk that disaster(s) could bring to your commercial property. Take the time to establish a working relationship with a commercial emergency restoration management company, such as SERVPRO, that you may need in the future. Here are some things to look for when you are shopping around.

  • Are they a 24 hour emergency response team? If 25/8 was a thing SERVPRO is on it, never be afraid to call us because we will be there.
  • Do they work with your insurance? Of course. We want you to be covered so we will do our part to help you and communicate with all parties involved.
  • Are they safe and reliable? Absolutely. We hold team meetings every morning to go over new topics regarding safety to keep everyone aware.
  • Do they have expert technicians and the experience? All of our technicians and office staff are IICRC trained and have continual training to ensure they are up to date and aware of all possible losses.
  • Will they update you and keep your file safe? Yes. We promise daily updates to both you and your insurance company so you will never be in the dark.

These are all great questions to ask. At SERVPRO of Monterey Park we can guarantee that you will be more than satisfied with us as your primary commercial disaster response team because we know we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

LASIK Center Restoration

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

Water Pipe Damage Replacing all the water damaged floor bases.

A water heater pipe burst above the ceiling of this LASIK Center in Sherman Oaks and the water leaked to all parts of the ceiling. The water damage was not noticed up until the water started flowing down from the survey room. This is a prime example of water damage going unchecked and unnoticed and it's times like these where SERVPRO of Monterey Park are the first on the scene.

Extended water damage can permanently damage structures and in this case, their ceiling tiles had to be replaced along with their floor bases. The paint jobs were also damaged as well. SERVPRO of Monterey Park immediately arrived on the scene and replaced all the ceiling tiles, the permanently damaged drywall, and floor bases. SERVPRO of Monterey Park also added some finishing touches of paint and made the place look spotless and even better than before! 

If you need water damage restoration, give a call to your local premier cleaning and restoration service, SERVPRO of Monterey Park. 

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

11/9/2021 (Permalink)

Disinfection Disinfecting a local business here in Monterey Park, CA

SERVPRO of Monterey Park has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about Learn more about our training and certifications..

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Monterey Park can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

SERVPRO of Monterey Park proudly serves Monterey Park and surrounding areas.